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Daily Archives: January 7, 2011

Editorial: The Old Rock 07.01.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 07.01.11

07/01/2011, by in News

When he joined the coalition government in May, Shetland and Orkney MP Alistair Carmichael defended his position, not unreasonably, by stating that it would be an improvement for his constituents because he and his colleagues would now have power to change things for the better. Without using the ro... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

07/01/2011, by in Features

I hope that for you and your family 2011 will be a good year. I am in no doubt, however, that for many people in Shetland as in the rest of the country it will be a difficult one as the economic realities continue to hit home. (more…) Read more...

A look back at the busy year’s birdlife

A look back at the busy year’s birdlife

07/01/2011, by in

January began with snow and ice, the wintry conditions persisting into mid-month. A few species of garden birds such as greenfinch, chaffinch, brambling, robin, song thrush and common redpoll remain­ed in the islands, surviving mainly on food put out in bird feeders. There were also several records... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

07/01/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoShetland had a white New Year and a fairly quiet one. Snow and ice kept most folk off the roads and the going on foot was treacherous because of the ice and snow. (more…) Read more...